Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
FBR extends tax filing date up to December 15
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date of filing of returns and statements for the tax...
Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!
An abrupt stock selloff on Friday — sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump’s potential...
New airline Air Sial to commence operations by year-end
Sialkot Chambers of Commerce’s (SCCI) private airline, Air Sial will  start operations by  year-end. Patron-in-chief, Air Sial and President of SCCI, made the announcement during a meeting at the SCCI Auditorium yesterday. Air Sial management, he said, has formally started the registration of its directors. While talking to local news... Read more
French PM calls for blanket ban on hijab at universities
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls earlier yesterday suggested the hijab should be out rightly banned in universities while also claiming that a majority of French people think Islam is incompatible with their society. “It should be done,” Valls responded, when asked whether he thinks the hijab should be banned from French universities.... Read more
El Nino: Met department says agreement reached with K-Electric ahead of heatwave
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) is making arrangements beforehand so as to minimise the fallout from freak weather phenomenon, such as extreme heatwaves which experts predict are likely to hit urban centres in the country this summer, partly as a result of the El Niño phenomenom. Most noteworthy of these measures... Read more
Karachi: Paramilitary Rangers grill senior PPP leader Qadir Patel
The Pakistan Rangers Sindh earlier today interrogated Abdul Qadir Patel in Karachi. He is a senior Pakistan People’s Party leader, regarding his alleged role in gangland violence, land encroachment and corruption. According to the popular news channel ‘Geo News’, Patel was grilled at the headquarters of the Paramilitary force for... Read more
Muslims ‘annoyed’ by support for Trump insists popular Islamic scholar
A well known Islamic scholar has claimed Muslims are “annoyed” by the level of support among Americans for front line US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ali Qara Daghi, Secretary-General of the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), told AFP late Wednesday that Trump was also using “attacks... Read more
Police facing strong political pressure in Karachi student’s ‘suicide’ case
Police are supposedly facing string political pressure in the investigation of a case involving the death of a student who allegedly committed self-immolation after he was denied entry into examination hall at a private university, said sources on Thursday. Abdul Basit succumbed to his burn injuries at a hospital... Read more
Shaheen-V: Pakistan, China air forces commence joint training exercise
Pakistan and China began their fifth joint air exercise, Shaheen-V, at an operational base in Pakistan, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman informed the media earlier today. “A contingent of People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) comprising combat pilots, air defence controllers and technical ground crew besides a PAF... Read more
Delhi’s street kids launch own newspaper
Jyoti Kumari  one of New Delhi’s thousands of street children, knows more than most about the goings on in the brutal Indian capital. Now the 16-year-old, who has never stepped foot in a regular classroom, is putting her knowledge into print, reporting for a tabloid run by street kids... Read more
Gujranwala:Teen weightlifter hopes for Olympic gold
“I don’t have time to party. I just live for that one moment; when I get to win a gold medal. I want as many gold medals as I can,” says Nooh Dastagir Butt, the 18-year-old Pakistani weightlifter who is currently the country’s main hope of making it to... Read more
United States: Anti-Muslim threats on the rise
United States (US) Attorneys, the top prosecutors from 11 US states including California and Colorado, are becoming increasingly concerned by more and more  frequent anti-Muslim threats, the Justice Department said earlier yesterday. The department said that local authorities and community members across the US would hold town meeting-style discussions... Read more
IK declares he will take Panama Papers issue to ‘logical end’
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan earlier today said that, “he would take the issue of Panama Leaks to logical end,” vowing to lead a protest march on Raiwind if the government does not set up a panel headed by chief justice of Pakistan to investigate prime minister’s link to... Read more
Exim Bank of US expresses interest in doing business in Pakistan
Fred P Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of the United States, recently visited Pakistan to look for growth opportunities in what can potentially be one of the major export markets for US manufacturers. The specialised bank set up to meet financing needs of US-based businesses... Read more
Operation Zarb-e-Aahan: Gangsters kill 6, abduct 15 policemen in Rajanpur
A notorious gang of criminals has killed six and captured 15 policemen in fierce clashes earlier today prompting the police to request for airpower against the gangsters holed up in the Kacha Jamal area of Rajanpur district in South Punjab where an operation against outlaws has been ongoing for the... Read more
Windows of hope: Bill Gates sees eradication of polio in Pakistan by 2017
Billionaire IT magnate Bill Gates said earlier today that “with any luck” polio would be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains highly active — Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Microsoft founder, who has donated billions to fight global diseases, was speaking in Doha at the... Read more